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New Book

My summer project is finally finished and I’ve made my cycle tour into a 92-page book: Follow this link to preview some of the pages: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1623137 I will be printing one copy to keep for posterity and to show friends/family. … Continue reading

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Cycle Tour of England and Scotland – Highlights and Lowlights

Most enjoyable day? Day 14 was my favourite day of the trip. The weather was excellent and the scenery was superb. I cycled up the Bealach na Ba, Scotland’s highest mountain pass before climbing Beinn Damh in the evening for … Continue reading

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Cycle Tour of England and Scotland – Statistics and Final Route Plan

Statistics Total distances Cycling: 1,630 miles Walking: 68 miles Ferry: 86 miles Overall: 1,784 miles Average daily distances Cycling*: 82 miles Overall**: 71 miles Longest distance in a day: 130 miles (Day 17) *Total distance cycled and divided it by … Continue reading

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Day 25 – 2/8/2010 – Finally back home! Telford, Shropshire to Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. 82 miles

On Day 24, I had a complete rest day to recover and spend time with a relative at their house in Telford – this is my reason for omitting it from the blog. Route plan for the day’s cycling (Day … Continue reading

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Day 23 – 31/7/2010 – Chatburn, Lancashire to Telford, Shropshire. 110 miles

Route plan for the day’s cycling: I left quite late in the morning after an enjoyable cooked breakfast. The ride started cloudy and showery as I pursued main roads through the urban sprawl of Blackburn, then Bolton. This was a … Continue reading

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Day 22 – 30/7/2010 – Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria to Chatburn, Lancashire. 86 miles

Route plan for the day’s cycling: The fine and sunny weather did not last. The day began cloudy as I headed south into the Lake District and soon I was attempting the Kirkstone Pass, a very steep hill and the … Continue reading

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Day 21 – 29/7/2010 – Back to England: Edinburgh to Hesket Newmarket, Cumbria. 108 miles

Route plan for the day’s cycling: Sunny weather continued as I began to make progress southwards towards England. Getting out of Edinburgh was a little tricky and at one point there were so many potholes one after the other that … Continue reading

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